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Letter to May Ruth Muza from A. J. Hobday, Assistant Head Casualty Branch. DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY BUREAU OF NAVAL PERSONNEL WASHINGTON 25, D. C. IN REPLY REFER TO Pers-G23-hmm 869 53 48 14 June 1954 Mrs. May Muza l07 1/2 Central Avenue Oshkosh, Wisconsin Dear Mrs. Muza: The former Commanding Officer of the USS LST 289 to which your husband, the late Earl Valentine MUZA, Seaman second class, 869 53 48, United States Naval Reserve was attached at the time of his death during World War II, as a result of enemy action in the Atlantic Area, has requested that the enclosed picture be sent to you. In forwarding the above mentioned picture, Lieutenant Harry A. Mettler, USNR, Inactive, c/o The Globe Hotel, Mount Gilead, Ohio, has advised that he had made arrangements through the Naval Attache, British Embassy, Washington, D. C., to have thirteen roses and a wreath put into the water off Portsmouth, England, on 28 April 1954, the tenth anniversary of the loss of the thirteen members of the crew of the USS 1ST 289. This was done by a British Motor Launch, near the scene of the incident, and pictures were made of the memorial ceremony. By direction of Chief of Naval Personnel: Sincerely yours, A. J. Hobday Assistant Head Casualty Branch Encl: (1) Picture - Memorial Ceremony
Letter to May Ruth Muza -WORLD WAR II -Copyright Oshkosh Public Museum

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